School Social Work Week - 2017
Be the Change
“Be the change that you want to see in the world” is a quote that has been attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. School Social Workers can be agents of change!
For those who do not feel heard – School Social Workers listen.
For those who have unmet needs – School Social Workers advocate.
For those who are marginalized – School Social Workers empower.
School Social Workers make positive change!
Take this time to not only celebrate the positive change you are making, but to educate those around you about your role in the school.
We have collected some resources to help you celebrate and promote School Social Work week. We hope you will make some great plans to celebrate as well as receive much deserved recognition for the vital role that you provide to students, administrators, teachers, educators, parents and the community!
Enjoy and hope you have a Happy School Social Work Week!!!
RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK WEEK
On March 4, 2015 Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI) introduced Congressional Resolution H. RES. 146, "Expressing support for designation of the week of March 1, 2015, through March 7, 2015, as School Social Work Week.” Rep, Moore continues to be a "Champion" of School Social Work. See her "Dear Colleague Letter" from 2013.
In 2013 SSWAA sent letters to the 50 State Governors asking them to declare School Social Work Week in their state. Since then we have provided tools for states to secure their own proclamations which we have posted as we receive them. We encourage your state to request new Proclamations and send for posting Contactus@sswaa.org.